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Jazzy Jewish Jamming John Zorn At The Bridge Shul

5 Heshvan 5765 – October 20, 2004
I recognized him as the Fiddler immediately. Sure, he sat cross-legged on the floor (not the roof) with his back to the audience.

Lipchitz’s Prayer

28 Tishri 5765 – October 13, 2004
No time of prayer is more intense than at Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, as we literally pray for our lives, our sustenance, and ultimately, our salvation.

A First In Israel: A Major Movie That Is Not Shown On Shabbat

21 Tishri 5765 – October 6, 2004
TEL AVIV - In what is considered a breakthrough in Israel's film industry, director Gidi Dar has managed to create a major motion picture depicting the haredi lifestyle in the Meah Shearim district of Jerusalem.

Alone, But Not Lonely: The Tate’s Hopper And The Jewish Museum’s Modigliani

Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" explores tragically unrequited anticipation.

The Synagogue Is Dead; Long Live The Synagogue!:The Eldridge Project At Christie’s

16 Tishri 5765 – October 1, 2004
Modernity has created a culture of dispensability. Everything comes in a convenient size and a disposable plastic bottle.

Rosenstrasse: A Film by Margarethe von Trotta

7 Tishri 5765 – September 22, 2004
The best movies, as all good works of art, pepper us with insistent questions.

Amnesia In Color And Line: Inez Storer’s Identity Paintings

29 Elul 5764 – September 15, 2004
Amid the rising action in Disney's "The Lion King," Simba - already a dashing mature lion - follows the monkey, Rafiki, through marshland, until arriving at a loch.

How to Paint Jewish Culture In Five Easy Steps: The New Jersey Transcultural Initiative...

8 Elul 5764 – August 25, 2004
Pinpointing modern art's origin yields a confusing situation; leading art history books claim many "fathers" of Modern Art: Gauguin, van Gogh, Whistler's "Portrait of the Artist's Mother" and sometimes Monet's "Impression: Sunrise."

Emmanuil And Janet Snitkovsky – Paintings

1 Elul 5764 – August 18, 2004
Two highly successful artists, the husband and wife team of Emmanuil and Janet Snitkovsky, are currently exhibiting a selection of eight large Judaic paintings at the Chassidic Art Institute in Crown Heights.

The Stanton Street Shul and the Art of David Friedman

17 Av 5764 – August 4, 2004
Artists have a way of calling attention to the things we really need to see.

Sing Unto Him A Song: Blue Fringe And Soulfarm

10 Av 5764 – July 28, 2004
There is Hassidic story about a young boy who attended Yom Kippur services at his local synagogue, and yet could not participate in the High Holiday service because he was illiterate.

Longing For The Sacred: Lost Synagogues Of The Shoah Stained Glass Models By Felix...

3 Av 5764 – July 21, 2004
The sacred is that which is removed, eternal and ultimately untouchable, something we must always have in our lives and yet can never possess.

The Stanton Street Shul And The Art Of David Friedman

25 Tammuz 5764 – July 14, 2004
Artists have a way of calling attention to the things we really need to see. Their sensitivity and funny way of thinking shake us up, and demand that we take notice.

The Last Jew: A Tragedy By David Pinski

20 Sivan 5764 – June 9, 2004
One hundred years after David Pinski's (1872-1959) "Di Familye Tzvi" was written, the scathing examination of the Jewish world that the play depicts is neither dated nor out of touch with contemporary Jewish life.

‘Nossig’s Antics’ – A New Play By Lazarre Seymour Simckes

13 Sivan 5764 – June 2, 2004
"Are you Alfred Nossig?" the waiter asked the middle-aged man at the table.

My America – The Long Road

28 Iyyar 5764 – May 19, 2004
The Jewish Museum has a story to tell in "My America: Art From The Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955."

A Bitter View – Auschwitz: A Graphic Novel by Pascal Croci

21 Iyyar 5764 – May 12, 2004
Pascal Croci's graphic novel, Auschwitz, begins with a question to a witness from Auschwitz-Birkenau, "How long have you been keeping all this to yourself?"

Had Gadya: Harbinger Of The Future

7 Iyyar 5764 – April 28, 2004
Had Gadya, the playful, threatening and ultimately reassuring song that ends many Seder evenings among Ashkenazi Jews, has a long history in the Haggada.

Foundations Of Jewish Life: An Auction At Kestenbaum

30 Nisan 5764 – April 21, 2004
The foundations of a Jewish life may be discerned in three outstanding works of Jewish art that I had the pleasure to preview for the Kestenbaum auction scheduled for March 30, 2004.

You Can’t Go Home: Digital Art By Shulamit Tibor

23 Nisan 5764 – April 14, 2004
We all attempt to reap sustenance from the past. Our collective heritage acts as a foundation of cultural values necessary for us to build into the future.

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